Primary foods is the idea that areas of life exist that ‘feed’ us and that food is secondary to those.
Most of us can remember a time when we were outside playing with friends or engaged in creative endeavors and a parent would inform us that dinner was ready. “But I’m not hungry yet” we would reply. Being in love is much the same – we live in a more colorful, animated, magical world and are sustained by the love and play with our partner. We were having so much fun, in the ‘zone’ on a art project, or blissed out in love….food was secondary because we were being fed on a higher level – the passion and energy in our lives.
How dramatically different life seems to be now. Most clients report a lack of excitement about their days and the work, stress, and family obligations that come with it. However, they do find enjoyment from Diet Coke, ice cream, or wine. They often report feeling ‘stuck’ with low energy and little passion.
At the same time, a meaningful conversation with a friend can have you inspired, floating on air. A beautiful piece of music can inspire a well-spring of emotion or ideas. We are hungry for nourishment in the form of play, achievement, connection, love, adventure, spirituality, romance, intimacy, art, and excitement.
Take a look at your life.
In the area of relationships, what’s happening for you?
Do you find meaning or satisfaction in your career?
Is your form of exercise fun?
Do you have a form of spiritual practice that provides connection and peace?
You can make huge improvements in health and vitality if you can address these questions, regardless of whether you are vegan or paleo.
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This is not to say that food is unimportant – it’s part of the process for lowering cholesterol or weight loss, for example. However, there’s a personal transformation that happens when one looks at their life in a much broader way and gets help in making the changes.
As our client Diane shared, “I wanted help with reducing my cholesterol level without medication. Over a few months, we did that and even surprised my doctor, who thought I was taking the statin he prescribed! What I didn’t expect was a wonderful bonus- my sleep is better, I lost weight, I have more energy and exercise more frequently, and my relationships with others have improved. Addressing my goal of [lowering] cholesterol was great – what’s even better is my whole life has transformed.”
Our thousands of experiences in life are energy that can fulfill us physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
We at One Bite Wellness blend extensive education and experience in the science of nutrition along with the art form of coaching our clients through lifestyle changes. The result is an improvement in physical health and even more, a life transformation.